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HGTC Foundation Elects New Board Members

HGTC Foundation Elects New Board Members

(Conway, SC) 10/25/2022

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) and the HGTC Foundation Board of Directors are proud to announce three new board members recently nominated and elected to serve the Foundation. John M. Draughn, Jerry Jenerette, and Alicia Thompson have joined the Board of Directors for the 2022-2025 term.

“On behalf of the Foundation Staff, I would like to congratulate the new board members nominated to serve the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Foundation Board of Directors. It is my honor and privilege to welcome these three outstanding community members as our newest elected members of this dynamic organization! We are thrilled to have them serve on our Board, and we look forward to working with them in the coming years. I believe their knowledge, expertise, and vision will be an invaluable contribution in helping the Foundation reach our goals,” said Shannon Detzler, HGTC Foundation Board President.

John Draughn headshot

John M. Draughn is the Director of Commercial Sales and Management for Coldwell Banker in Commercial Real Estate. He brings many years of community involvement experience with the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, Coastal Education Foundation, and the Waccamaw Community Foundation.

Jerry Jenerette is a Commercial Banking Executive for United Bank and retired from the South Carolina Army National Guard. He brings many years of community involvement experience with the United Way, Civitan Club of Myrtle Beach, and Rotary Club of Conway.

Jerry Jenerette headshot

Alicia Thompson headshot

Alicia Thompson is the President & CEO for the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association. She brings many years of community involvement experience with the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Myrtle Beach Workforce Housing Advisory Board, Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, and the American Red Cross.

The purpose of the HGTC Foundation is to raise funds to support the programs, services, and activities of Horry-Georgetown Technical College, its students and employees, and to create and strengthen positive relations between the College and the community.